British counterterror police arrest 2 men over alleged 'cash for jihad' scam

March 4, 2015 3:00 PM

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LONDON – British counter-terrorism police have arrested two men over an alleged "cash-for-jihad" fraud that saw elderly residents conned of money by fake police officers.

The Metropolitan Police said the men, aged 23 and 29, were detained in London Wednesday on suspicion of money laundering. The force said the investigation was linked to British extremists traveling to Syria.

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